Archive for July, 2011

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

death, and why the Stoics have it wrong

it is everywhere, Norway and the horn of Africa and Amy Winehouse. we are such fragile creatures, in the end. we scrabble, empty-handed, to connect. we fall like paper dolls, and we are dismayed to discover – over and over again – that death is always with us. the ancient Stoic Seneca wrote an essay […]

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Monday, July 18th, 2011

the most dangerous game, Green Gables edition

kids, start saving your pennies for a trip to PEI, Extreme Adventure-style. oh, you might think a Saturday afternoon of old-fashioned races with Nannie and Anne of Green Gables is rather ho-hum. you might think you’re too cool for that. watch and learn. first, pick an ancient potato sack. get in it. line up with […]

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

the sweater

it’s Friday night, July, and we’re in the backyard with visiting friends. a warm evening, for here, but settling into dampness as the sun slides off into deep blue. he comes out with a sweater on, a plain grey knit crewneck, roomy and soft. mine. one of the oldest items of clothing i still own, […]

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Monday, July 4th, 2011

she ain’t heavy

we don’t call her princess. but when her little feet get weary in the Canada Day Parade, he treats her like one. happy long summer weekend, North America. we’re up to our ears in real princes & princesses here in PEI. hope you’ve got your feet up just like Posey.

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